More Employee Letters to RIM Surface...

Following yesterday's Open Letter to RIM Sr. Management by an anonymous employee and RIM's official response to that letter, today two more letters to RIM have been posted (apparently a dozen or so were received by BGR). Here's the start of each to put them in perspective: Letter 1: I was an employee at RIM for a year and a half. I worked in the legal and business affairs departments, and...

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RIM participates in winning bid for Nortel's patent portfolio

If you've been following along with the Nortel patent auction news then you'll no doubt know that the over 6,000 patents and applications attracted a high level of interest across the technology world and as such, were placed on hold for a while. Having resumed on June 27, RIM has issued the following press release regarding their involvement in that high profile auction which also included...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for June 30, 2011

Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! If you have developed a theme you want to share or be featured in the contest, or if you just see a really good one out there somewhere, let us know so we can post it. Send an email to themeroundup[at]crackberry.com with screenshots, links, and whatever information you feel is important for consideration. And don't forget to keep your...

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Just another day around the CrackBerry blogs, except for the anonymous letter to RIM and the response, and all the heated debating that took place after, of course.  At least it's Thursday, which means the long holiday weekend is here! All of us here at CrackBerry wish our Canadian friends a very happy and safe Canada Day tomorrow, and the same to our American friends for Independence Day on...

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Google improves Mobile Search for BlackBerry 6.0 smartphones

Google is rolling out all sorts of changes this week. Not only did they announce Google+, but they've been working on some UI changes both on the web and for mobile devices. Today they have updated and improved Google search on BlackBerry 6.0 devices. Accessible in 20 languages in 700 countries, if you have a BlackBerry on 6.0 (for example the BlackBerry Torch or Bold 9780), head on over to www...

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No matter what time of year it is, there are always sports to keep up with, and just because you're on the go is no reason to miss out. ScoreMobile has had one of the top apps for this for quite awhile now. Headlines, stats, blogs, schedules… you name it, ScoreMobile probably has it in their app. Today they have two new products to further assist you in staying on top of the game: ScoreMobile...

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By now, I'm sure everyone who cared enough to read the open letter to RIM has done so. But in regards to that open letter, RIM has now posted up their official response: An “Open Letter” to RIM’s senior management was published anonymously on the web today and it was attributed to an unnamed person described as a ‘high level employee”. It is obviously difficult to address anonymous...

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American Airlines application now available for BlackBerry devices

American Airlines has officially announced the release of their BlackBerry application today, which is aimed to help users flying their airline have a much better experience and give them all the information they need while on the go. Whether a frequent flyer, or an occassional traveler, navigating airports while trying to keep informed about the status of your flight, your departure gate, and...

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BlackBerry Curve 9360 gets spotted again

We've seen the next generation curve strutting its stuff in the past but some new images how now popped up showing us once again what it's made of. If you'll all remember the BlackBerry Curve 9360 still remains one of those unannounced 2011 devices that sort of strays a little away from the rest of the line in terms of specifications: Tavor MG-1 800mHz processor 512MB of RAM / 512MB eMMC...

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* LAST DAY TO ENTER: Ok, the truth is I love this blog post image so any excuse to run it again is fine with me, but we are down to the FINAL HOURS of this contest... so get in for your chance to win 1 of 2 BlackBerry PlayBooks. If you haven't dropped and given us your list of apps you'd like to see come to the BlackBerry PlayBook, stop what you're doing and do this now!! * OK, so you don't...

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And the RIMAGEDDON saga continues... this time in the form of an anonymous letter sent into BGR by a fairly high-ranking RIM employee. The intent of the letter? To catch senior managements' attention and make some changes around there. Here's a couple of paragraphs picked from the full letter: We are in the middle of major "transition" and things have never been more chaotic. Almost every...

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BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac v2.1 now available!

Good news today for BlackBerry + Mac users, especially those of you who own a BlackBerry PlayBook and Mac. RIM has officially released  BlackBerry Desktop Software v2.1 for Mac which now supports the RIM tablet. Here's the word from RIM: BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac v2.1 includes media sync support for the BlackBerry PlayBook. In addition to being able to drag and drop files...

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Quite honestly, we don't really have a lot to say about this image. Since it came to us over the CrackBerry Twitter account and it was so beautiful we thought it fitting enough to go ahead and toss it up for everyone to enjoy. What you see above is both a BlackBerry Bold 9900 and what is presumed to be a BlackBerry Torch 9860, in other words the GSM variation of the Torch 9850 that's set to...

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Fancy an official OS on your BlackBerry, instead of a leak? Well owners of both the Blackberry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300, if that's you, you may now feel free to install OS 6.0.0.600 on your device, as it has been officially released by Vodafone DE. This isn't a new OS, exactly, as both of these devices as well as the BlackBerry Bold 9700 all saw it as a leak earlier this month....

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To delete Vendor.xml or not to delete, that is the question

Through the course of many BlackBerry OS announcements here at CrackBerry, many of you have asked about deleting the vendor.xml file. You may have seen it referenced in one of our articles about a carrier releasing an official OS update. You may have come across it several times in the forums. You may be hearing about this file for the first time. The truth is: you only need to delete the...

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MyOwnIcons lets you create icons on your BlackBerry smartphone

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Fonware, the developer behind the amazing shortcut application called ShortcutMe, has released another application in the CrackBerry AppStore that will either make BlackBerry users more efficient, or lazier, I can’t decide which. Regardless, this new application, called MyOwnIcons, will aim to please. MyOwnIcons is geared towards putting the power...

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Torch users are a unique bunch. They love the large touchscreen but also take time to remember the full QWERTY keyboard tucked away underneath. When it comes to accessories the Torch may seem a bit lacking, but there are some really great ones that every BlackBerry Torch owner should have. Obviously one of my favorites is the BlackBerry Charging Pod (which I have for all my devices). It is...

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BlackBerry Messenger v6.0.0.111 now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

Looks like BlackBerry Beta Zone members got a mid-week treat with a new version of BlackBerry Messenger, bringing the latest version to v6.0.0.111. While this version doesn't bring us any noticeable changes as the focus this round was on bug fixes in BBM 6 and the BBM Social Platform, it's an important one for developers to get installed for testing their new apps. Not a developer? Not a...

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Full Disclosure: The order screen confirming my purchase of ONE share of RIMM stock It's finally happening! After all these years of CrackBerrying it up, I'm finally going to the Mecca of BlackBerry... Waterloo, Ontario!!! Research In Motion announced yesterday that their Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held on July 12, and I've decided I need to be there to witness this...

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